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Story Analyses

Illustrative analyses demonstrating the use of the principles contained in the book to stories of all genres, media, and types.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

A man in desperate economic circumstances attempts to gain riches at any cost by partnering with two other men to mine for gold.Medium: Film Writer(s): John Huston Director: John Huston Production...

Author Posts

Thoughts on all manner of subjects, without restriction.

Russ Tutterow Memorial

Russ Tutterow Memorial

On July 13, 2015, friends and colleagues of longtime Chicago Dramatists artistic director Russ Tutterow came together at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago to honor him in testimony and song. It was a...

Forum Archives

Selected questions, answers, and comments from the discussion forum on the original Soul of Your Story Academy website.

Characteristic type of intent

Characteristic type of intent

What is the distinction between the "type of intent" and the "characteristic type of intent"?Started by Katherine Condit on 2015-11-05 at 16:39 I have a question regarding the distinction between...

Field Notes

Exercises and examples that demonstrate practical and innovative application of the principles contained in the book.

Stories from Aphorisms | Fashionable Belief

Stories from Aphorisms | Fashionable Belief

Aphorisms are especially well-suited to generating story ideas, because they often contain recommended approaches or courses of action that serve as kernels for story themes. The trick is in how to...

Resources

Helpful aids to understanding the principles contained in the book.

Short Tour—The grok Approach

Short Tour—The grok Approach

This article presents a brief summary of the ideas and principles presented in Discovering the Soul of Your Story, Part One—The grok Approach.The Big Picture Plot derives from character, not the...

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